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Welcome to the 14th Boston Turkish Festival: "Colors of Anatolia"
October 29 - December 18, 2009

Since its inception in 1996, this unique festival lasts more than a month and it is
one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. The Festival theme, “Colors of Anatolia”,
reflects the diversity and richness of Turkish culture, ranging from art exhibits,
workshops, gastronomic presentations and concerts to Turkish cinema. The festival
program also includes screenings of the Boston Turki
sh Festival International
Documentary and Short Film Competition.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009, 12:30 p.m.
Festival Opening

City Hall Plaza, Boston

TURKISH REPUBLIC DAY

Celebration of the 86th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey and opening of the 14th Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival more

 

 


October 29 - November 24, 2009

The Howard Thurman Center, Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston


ISTANBUL: LIFE IN COLOR
A Photography Exhibition
by Helga Butzer Felleisen


Reception with the Artist: Friday, November 13, 2009, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Visiting Hours:
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sunday closed

Istanbul is a living, temporal palimpsest. The juxtaposition of past, present and future is palpable at every turn. Given its location, Istanbul is a cultural nexus, binding East and West. Istanbul is an experience...
Life in Color celebrates Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture. Presenting photographs taken during two recent trips to Turkey, the show conveys subtle features of Istanbul. -- Helga Butzer Felleisen more

 

 


Tuesday, November 3 , 2009, 7 p.m.

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street, Boston

A Tribute to Pina Bausch and Her Legacy

Documentary: A BREATH WITH PINA BAUSCH
by Huseyin Karabey

2004 / 45 minutes / Turkey

Legendary German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch, who directed the Tanztheater de Wuppertal since 1973, passed away on June 30, 2009 at the age of 68. She was considered not only a great figure of German expressionist dance, but also as one of the greatest contemporary choreographers.Award-winning director Huseyin Karabey's high-caliber documentary provides unprecedented access into the creative process of one of modern dance's most compelling minds. more

 

 


November 4-29, 2009

Kingston Gallery
450 Harrison Avenue #43, Boston

Exhibition
IN IT


by Elif Soyer

Reception with the Artist: Friday, November 6, 2009, 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Visiting Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

In It is an attempt to get the images surfacing in my mind and in my studio into their own environment on paper, canvas and wall installation. I am still obsessed with the anthropomorphization and animation individual body parts, the aesthetic energies of neuronal pathways, and Islamic and Anatolian color and design. This body of work tries configure these elements into a shared space and take the eye into that surrogate environment. -- Elif Soyer more

 

 


Tuesday, November 10, 2009
, 4:30 p.m.
The Howard Thurman Center, Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Lecture
THE TRANSFORMATION OF ISTANBUL & ARTS IN TURKEY:
HOW ANCIENT BECAME CONTEMPORARY

by Arnold Reisman

Arnold Reisman will autograph his books, "Arts in Turkey: How Ancient Became Contemporary" and "The Transformation of Istanbul: Art Galleries Reviving Decaying Spaces"

For over four centuries, religion had a significant impact in the cultural life of the Ottoman Empire. Over the years, arts and culture in Turkey have reached new places. Now cultural offerings have an important impact on tourism. International music and opera festivals abound in Turkey and Istanbul having transformed many of its underused industrial and commercial spaces from being a blight to world-class art galleries and museums is poised to become the cultural capital of Europe in 2010. -- Arnold Reisman more

Co-presented with the Howard Thurman Center at Boston University

 

 


Thursday, December 3, 2009, 6 p.m.

Boston University Food and Wine Program
By invitation only

FLAVORS OF ANATOLIA

with Ana Sortun and Ihsan Gurdal


Chef Ana Sortun of "Oleana Restaurant" and "Sofra Bakery and Café" in Cambridge teams up with the "cheesemeister" Ihsan Gurdal, owner of Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge, South End and New York City, to present an evening of exquisite food, accompanied by distinctive wines of Kavaklidere winery from Anatolia. more

Co-presented with the Boston University Food and Wine Program

 

 


December 4 - 9, 2009

DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Opening Reception: Friday, December 4, 2009; following film screenings (see program for details)

Enjoy this rare opportunity to view films of the competition, the first of its kind organized in North America. The competition has already transformed to a great tradition where Bostonians are able to explore works of the emerging filmmakers first hand.

Screening schedule and details

 

 


Sunday, December 6 , 2009

1:00 p.m.: Part 1, 3:00 p.m.: Part 2
GSU Auditorium, Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

FILMS OF THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FILMMAKING PROJECT IN TURKEY

Short films and documentaries by Turkish students of the International Youth Filmmaking Project will be screened in this two-part program. The films were shot at six selected training sites, shot at six selected training sites based on geographic diversity and economic status; Edirne, Konya, Antakya, Sivas, Mardin and Artvin.

Screening schedule and details

 

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